CDT Accelerator to finish with pitching - AND A WINNER!

24 Jun 2024

We are thrilled to present to you the CDT Boost Accelerated SMEs that attended the MEET UP Spain Demo Day and were a part of the CulturalDeTour initiative!

We are delighted to have welcomed some of the CulturalDeTour Acceleration Programme participants to the event, which was held on Monday, June 17 from 11:00 to 14:00 at the Sorolla Hall of the Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia. 

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During the event's DemoDay, twelve of the thirty companies that were a part of the CulturalDeTour Acceleration Programme had the chance to pitch their ideas in front of a jury that included interesting figures from the tourism, culture, and entrepreneurship sectors.

The acceleration program offered by CulturalDeTour seeks to give participants the resources they need to establish and expand their businesses. This effort uses the Earth-Centred Design Methodology to focus on important areas like technology, digitalization, sustainability, and new business models. The future of cultural tourism depends on each of these sectors, and our SMEs have demonstrated a strong dedication and innovative thinking in their suggestions.

We want to thank these 12 SMEs in particular for their hard work and devotion during the acceleration program. Their creative concepts and initiatives aim to improve cultural tourism and benefit local communities as well as the industry as a whole. We are thrilled to see how their presentations will motivate others and provide new avenues for cooperation and development. We also thank the jury for coming and contributing their time, knowledge, and ideas.

Pitchers:

  • Soca Bio-Art S.L.(ES): an online art gallery that has bought a house in Biar, Alicante, starting a new phase. The "Casa dels dragons" will be a cultural centre with international projection, focusing on artistic creation, scientific dissemination and the exchange of ideas. All activities will promote sustainability, multiculturalism and respect for diversity.
     
  • Integra-T Experience (ES): a one-person company in Valencia, Spain, offers cultural and historical tours focused on local experiences. Promoting sustainable tourism, it runa small group tours (7-10 people) and use local providers and products, especially for food and wine tours. Their thematic tours immerse visitors in history to better understand the local culture.
     
  • Baukunst (ES): pioneers of circular economy by digitally preserving cultural heritage to minimize waste. They focus on digital divulgation and resource generation, transforming heritage into sustainable digital assets, ensuring its enduring value and accessibility.
     
  • Inma Maletas(ES): doctor and cultural journalist from the University of Murcia, specialized in museum research. She’s currently developing cross-border projects linking museums and cultural centers, focusing on ceramics. These initiatives center around a cultural route spanning over a thousand kilometers, promoting cultural exchange and enriching Europe.
     
  • Visitas Virtuales (ES): They leverage Digital Twin technology to transform how people experience heritage and culture. Their immersive, sustainable city models use hyperrealistic 3D designs from photogrammetry, laser scans, and drone imagery, allowing journeys into the past. AI-driven historical figure avatars guide users through educational adventures, while Big Data analysis enhances user engagement and insights.
     
  • Cluedux (ES): Cluedux creates immersive experiences that combine video games, role-playing and culture. They gamify tourist activity to enhance its environmental, cultural and social values. They are committed to technology and fun to fight against gentrification and mass tourism.
     
  • Arheolov (SLO) offers a gamified adventure for families, exploring archaeological sites and historical towns. Discover the secrets of Romans, soldiers, and noblemen in Ptuj, and the salt masters of Piran. Engage in exciting puzzles and learn about archaeology, making for an unforgettable family outing. The project aims to raise awareness of Slovenia's historical sites and develop educational content for cultural tourism.
     
  • Naše prigodbe (SLO) creates captivating self-guided tours that bring historical landmarks, local customs, folklore, and traditions to life through interactive multimedia. They believe every site should tell its story, crafting distinctive narratives to educate and inspire future generations. Their mission is to connect tangible and intangible cultural heritage, delivering unforgettable customer experiences.
     
  • Domańćija Škvor’s (SLO)  vision is to develope a whole service for people looking pleasure of remoteness with high standards in simplicity, based on village and area values. For year the remoteness has been an obstacle, they want to make it advantage.
     
  • Culturehunters (GR) connects curious minds with Greece's rich heritage and contemporary culture through unique experiences like walking tours, exploration games, creative workshops, and thematic camps. Using storytelling, creative challenges, and human connection, they make exploration truly meaningful.
     
  • Ecomuseum Zagori ç (GR) protects and utilizes natural and cultural heritage for local development, keeping monuments "in situ" to reflect their historical context. It engages visitors by showcasing the region's social life, production processes, and socioeconomic and natural history. The museum also interprets the spiritual, social, and economic development of the local population, highlighting the impact of the natural environment on their unique identity.


Winner DemoDay

We are pleased to announce that the SME BauKunst has been awarded by the jury for its valuable pitch at the DemoDay of the MEET UP Spain event "Opportunities to boost Cultural Tourism", part of the CulturalDeTour project.

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Baukunst is pioneering a circular economy, digitally preserving cultural heritage to minimise waste. Its focus on digital dissemination and resource generation transforms heritage into sustainable digital assets, ensuring their enduring value and accessibility.

This recognition highlights BauKunst's hard work and dedication in promoting cultural tourism through innovation and creativity. We are excited to see how their initiatives will continue to boost the cultural and economic development.

Congratulations to the BauKunst team for this well-deserved award!

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